Modern Life

The Brian Lehrer Show

Southpaw Struggles

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

We all know about scissors, smudge marks, and those awkward desks -- but what makes life in the 21st century hard for left-handed people? Chris McManus, professor of psychology and medical education at the University College London and the author of Right Hand, Left Hand: The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms and Cultures, talks about the history of lefties, the science behind it and the modern-day inconveniences southpaws face.

Comments [12]


This Week: Must See Arts in the City

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Edward Hopper at the Whitney, ghostly silhouettes in Chelsea, and dance at the Judson Memorial Church. Here's WNYC's guide to what's happening now.

Read More